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The versatile midfielder will be returning to Seattle, where he has played since being selected in the 2008 MLS Expansion Draft.

The Seattle Sounders announced they have re-signed midfielder Brad Evans to a multi-year contract. Per Major League Soccer policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The 28-year-old's contract had expired after the 2013 season, leaving his future somewhat in doubt. In a club release, though, Evans said he had hoped to stay in the Pacific Northwest all along.

“My goal was to stay in Seattle, and I’m very excited to continue my career here,” Evans said. “It’s always an honor to play for this city and these fans. I can’t wait to get back to work with my teammates to prepare for the 2014 season.”

Evans has become a mainstay for the Sounders, as the versatile midfielder ranks third in club history in games played (112), games started (103), goals (17), assists (19) and fourth in minutes (8,900).

“Re-signing Brad was a major priority for us,” Sounders FC Owner and General Manager Adrian Hanauer said. “He has become a leader in the locker room and is a versatile player on the field. Brad exhibits the commitment, values and spirit of playing for the Sounders FC badge.”

Internationally, Evans developed into a key member of Jurgen Klinsmann's squad in 2013, where he has instilled himself atop the right back depth chart, despite having relatively little experience playing the position. He made 10 appearances for the USA in 2013.

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